San Francisco to Yosemite: Into the heartlands of adventure

Hike the legendary landscape of Yosemite, sail through San Francisco Bay at sunset and enjoy a cheese and wine tasting in one California’s oldest vineyards

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San Francisco to Yosemite: Into the heartlands of adventure

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5 Days | From $2999

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5 day trip from $2999 - $3140

April, 2020

Wed 15 Apr - Sun 19 Apr

Total $2999$3279

$269 deposit

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June, 2020

Wed 17 Jun - Sun 21 Jun

Total $3140$3279

$269 deposit

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If the date you’ve chosen indicates it’s an early bird, it means you’re one of the first 4 people to book this adventure and you’ll enjoy £50-£100 off your adventure. Don’t book your flights just yet, we’ll let you know once there are 3+ early birds and we can confirm your Flash Pack adventure.

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INSIDER

A trip being listed as an insider means it’s our very first departure for this adventure, so we’re looking for open-minded individuals who won’t mind if things don’t go 100% according to plan. In exchange for the discount you see, we’ll be asking for detailed daily feedback that we can use to improve our adventures. It’s not for everyone, so please go to our insider page to learn more.

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About your trip

The world’s tallest forests, colossal granite peaks and vast rivers; walk amongst the giants in Yosemite National Park.

San Francisco and Yosemite. Two legendary destinations, thanks to their natural abundance – and all yours to explore on this five-day escape. You’ll cross the Pacific via the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and sample fine wines and cheeses on the oldest vineyard in the US, before arriving in the heartlands of American adventure: a true hiker’s mecca.

Come experience California at its wild, rugged best.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local transport
  • Most meals included
  • Max 14 travellers per group
  • Atol protected
  • Private airport transfers

Remember, flights aren't included and prices are based on sharing a twin room. If you'd like to upgrade to a single room, you can add this during the booking process or by contacting our Customer Experience team.

Itinerary

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Your Itinerary

  • Day 01 Sunset sailing in San Francisco Bay

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    Cool, creative and vibrant, San Francisco is one of those legendary US cities shrouded in folklore; from the gold rush days of the Wild West to the cutting-edge tech of Silicon Valley. You’ll meet your fellow travellers and guide in the late afternoon, before heading out for your first activity: sailing by catamaran as the sun sets over San Francisco Bay. With the city unfolding before you, it’s a fitting way to settle into the adventure ahead.

  • Day 02 Cheese & wine tasting on Wente Vineyards

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    Gather on the San Francisco shoreline and go for a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, renowned for its unmistakable Art Deco form. Then, you’re off to the famous Wente Vineyards, the oldest family-run wine estate in the USA. Enjoy an exclusive cheese and wine tasting, learning about the traditions behind each bottle of wine. You’ll then head onto Yosemite, where you’ll check into your lodge. Located deep in the wilderness, these cabins will make you feel truly immersed in Yosemite’s wild beauty. Spend the rest of your evening relaxing in your epic new surroundings.

  • Day 03 Giant Sequoias and thundering waterfalls

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    One of the most breathtaking sights Yosemite has to offer? The giant sequoias of Mariposa Grove. These colossal redwood trees are amongst the largest in the world and make you feel minuscule as they tower overhead. The character of the trees is reflected in their names, which include ‘The Bachelor and the Three Graces’ and ‘The Faithful Couple’. After tucking into a delicious picnic lunch in one of the most unique forests on earth, you’ll venture off-radar to Tuolumne Meadows, nestled in a lesser-known part of Yosemite. This vast, sub-alpine meadowland offers spectacular views over the surrounding mountainscape, with shimmering reflections dancing off the river. It’s yet another colossal landscape which will make you feel smaller than ever. You’ll then return to your wilderness retreat for a relaxing evening.

  • Day 04 Rugged peaks and misty trails

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    Today, your full-day hike will be off to an early start, allowing you to witness the best of Yosemite’s raw beauty before the crowds descend. Colossal granite peaks rise over Yosemite Valley, where you’ll find deep pine forests and giant, thundering waterfalls. From there, you’ll continue onto Mist Trail, a precipitous hiking route which takes you up to the Vernal and Nevada Falls. Continue onto the rugged crests of Glacier Point, which offers uninterrupted views of the valley below. If you have energy left to spare, you’ll have the option to bike through Yosemite Valley, before returning to your valley lodge for a closing night dinner.

  • Day 05 Goodbye, Yosemite

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    Savour your final morning of Yosemite’s stirring scenery, before transferring back to San Francisco, where it all began. You can either catch an evening flight home (yours to arrange) or opt for an extra night in one of the city’s fine hotels. We’ll leave it up to you.

Our Favourite Hotels

Browse a selection of our favourite hotels, for a flavour of where you may stay on this trip.

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Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco

Downtown location with rock’n’roll influences

A cornerstone of the city’s musical past, the Phoenix offers a restful retreat from the action-packed city.

Why we stay here

The excellent location is topped off by the effortlessly cool decor. Browse the impressive record collection, take a dip in the heated pool or relax with a drink at the bar. The choice is yours.

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Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite

An idyllic oasis nestled among the mountains

Contemporary interiors, classic finishes and a picture-perfect location make this the ideal Yosemite basecamp.

Why we stay here

Refined rooms in a rousing forest setting. There are nature walks in all directions, nightly pool-side movies and s’more kits available from reception.

Important Notes

  • Fly into and out of San Francisco Airport (SFO).

  • Please ensure that your flight arrives before 4pm on day 1, and departs after 4pm on the final day.

  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control – but we’ll always do our best to ensure it has little impact on your experience. From time to time, we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh and exciting.

  • We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures – learn more here.

Our Promise

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The People

Our trips are for like-minded people in their 30s and 40s – and 98% of them join us solo. It’s almost a given you’ll make friends.

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The Guides

Our guides on the ground know their destinations better than anyone, so expect unprecedented access to local living and cultural secrets.

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